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"...science fiction is sort of like a sociological genome. It's a huge range of possible futures, most of them useless; some vital. You never really know in advance."
- Peter Watts

Nexus-7 Android  
  The next version after the Nexus-6.  

Continuous improvement applies in the Tyrell corporation, just like in the real world.

"Do you know," she said, "why I really came here?"

"To observe," he said. "To detail exactly what the Nexus-6 does that gives it away on the Voight-Kampff test."

"On the test or otherwise. Everything that gives it a different quality. And then I report back and the association makes modifications of its zygote-bath DNS factors. And then we have the Nexus-7. And when that gets caught, we modify it again and eventually the association has a type that can't be distinguished."

From Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Doubleday in 1968
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Compare to the Nexus-6 from the same novel; see also the positronic brain from Isaac Asimov's 1941 story Reason, the Hangman from Roger Zelazny's 1976 story My Name is Legion (and see this explanation of the term replicant from Ridley Scott's Bladerunner).

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